What is WiFi 6E and 6 GHz WiFi?
Whereas WiFi 6 increases overall speeds, energy efficiency, range, and capacity for even more devices, WiFi 6E (the E stands for extended) is the first Certification to operate in the 6 GHz frequency. By operating in this new strata, it’s able to cut above all the interference on lower, slower frequencies to provide 14 more 80Hz channels or 7 160 MHz superwide channels.
What Are The Benefits of WiFi 6E? A Cheat Sheet:
- 6 GHz Frequency
- More Spectrum, Less Interference for Congested Areas
- More High-Bandwidth Channels for 4K and 8K video, VR, and video calls
- Higher Capacity & Speeds
- Condensed Encoding for More and Faster Data in the Spectrum Size
- Low Latency Delay
- Dedicated Frequency Means No Competing with Old Devices
Why Would I Need the 6 GHz of WiFi 6E?
High-Definition Video & Virtual Reality (VR)
The greater the size and consistency of streaming data, the wider the channel of data-transference you need. As capture and display resolutions keep growing, we’ll need bigger and bigger pipes. This will immediately be useful for remote working, e-learning, telepresence, and healthcare applications.
More Users in Congested Areas
In urban areas, big buildings, schools, offices, and at events, the airwaves get very noisy. You may have experienced latency, or delays, in loading times on planes or at big live events. WiFi 6E is simply standing at a higher frequency elevation, broadcasting data above the other frequencies, free and clear from interference.
WiFi 6E Boasts a Higher Spectrum & Bandwidth
With access to up to seven channels on the higher frequency spectrum of 160 MHz with a wider 6 GHz bandwidth, WiFi 6E can handle more devices at the same time at even greater speeds. The increased bandwidth is great for highly populated venues or events, covering an entire building or home with gigabit coverage, and other high simultaneous-use scenarios. The 160 MHz channels also operate at a higher spectrum frequency, moving more quickly and rising above the other frequencies, free from interference and competition. That higher frequency can deliver faster and fatter speeds to richer demands like AR/VR, HD and 4K video, video conferencing, high-speed tethering, and more.
WiFi 6E Touts a Lower Latency
By using smarter and faster technology called OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access), WiFi 6E can pack more information, more efficiently into a signal to reduce error and disconnection. These pratfalls, measured in ping and other methods, are known as latency. Basically, everything loads faster, lags less, and stays connected because it’s been organized and shuttled with a tidier and tighter method.
Where Do I Find WiFi 6E?
It’s out now and you’ll start seeing it as a feature on new devices you get. You will need to upgrade to a new WiFi 6E router to enjoy its benefits. But as we all get more and more devices connecting our lives together, we’ll want them to all get along. Meet the coolest-headed, energy-efficient, speedy mediator in town: WiFi 6.
WiFi 6E runs on a dedicated frequency, that work with previous WiFi 6 devices, and leave a wide open highway ahead.